Thursday, March 31, 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

It's in the cards

And this method of fortune telling is a lot less messy than tea leaves!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016

An octet -- one we won't forget!

This phenomenal group of musicians treated us to a concert at the home of two friends the other night. Here you see the combined Miro and Cordova quartets.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Food porn

My beef tartare a few nights ago at Prelog's was delightful. That is pea puree at the top.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Annual SXSW billboard

Always good for a laugh. Every year during SXSW, this outdoor board has a Dos Equis ad.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Coq au Vin

An exquisite version of coq au vin served at Prelog's, in our building, no less.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Resting place of history

A bit of Texas history at the State Cemetery. We went over there on March 2, Texas Independence Day.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

American Sniper

If you saw the movie American Sniper, this is where Mr. Kyle is buried in the Texas State Cemetery.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Jazz it up!

These girls were playing some Miles Davis on the Pfluger Bridge the other day. They sounded good!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Light show for SXSW

We were treated to this light show on the side of a downtown building the other night. This heralds the start of South by Southwest.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Let them eat cake!

A bawdy version of the Marie Antoinette story played at a local theater the other night.

Monday, March 14, 2016

A trip back in time

We love this restaurant on the east side of town. The food is great and the atmosphere takes us back to when we were first dating.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Art Descent

This art piece was just installed on the wall by the stairs to a parking level at the new Seaholm development.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Sometimes There's a Tangle

These two poodles briefly got entangled in some kites strings when the toddler rushed the dogs. Everyone was extricated without injury.

Friday, March 11, 2016


It's not easy to find a place to launch your kite or strategically place your blanket at the kite fest.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Shark Attack

Downtown buildings appear to be under attack during the kite festival last weekend. This is one of Austin's best. It's free and Zilker fills with lots of adults and kids, picnics, dogs and uncountably many kites.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Pickup photos

This display is part of the exhibition at the Ransom Center at UT. A professional photographer perched on an overpass and shot photos of men headed to work, laying in pickup beds.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Party on!

There was a fun crowd at the party for Austin Way magazine a few weeks ago. We even got our photos on cookies!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Too pretty to eat -- NOT!

This roasted chicken tasted as good as it looks. It was my entree at the Four Seasons' TRIO restaurant the other night.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Band fan

This youngster was enjoying an all-female band at the Farmer's Market a few weeks ago. 

Friday, March 4, 2016

Apps galore

I have no idea what this app does. I guess I should look it up.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Windy day brings a surprise -- not so pleasant

On a recent windy day, we were treated to this huge scrap of plastic blowing onto our balcony. Not cool.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The View from Here

It's the first of the month so it's Theme Day for City Daily Photo. People around the world who participate in the portal with us will be expressing the theme of 'heimat.' It's German for a feeling of home or belonging apparently. For over seven years we have felt at home when we looked off our balcony here on the tenth floor and saw the skyline. Admittedly, the horizon is shrinking in this view with the building on the far left just being finished and the Westin hotel a recent addition. Still there is a bit of pink sky to tell us that it's another morning in Austin Texas.And we are at home. Click here to see how others interpret the theme.